We often get questions about weird and unique beauty treatments, and it spurred our interest in some of history’s more odd treatments. There are DOZENS of procedures and methods that sound absolutely bonkers; so, here’s one that stood out.
Paraffin Wax Injection:
Today, doctors and nurses use Botox and collagen to invigorate their clients’ face and skin. Back in the 1800s, some doctors injected paraffin wax to smooth out wrinkles. Paraffin was also injected into women in some of the earliest endeavors at breast augmentation and rhinoplasty. But for good reason the practice fell out of favor – it caused formation of firm, excruciating lumps known as paraffinoma. One of the most famous instances of this was Gladys Spencer-Churchill (1881-1977), wife of the 9th Duke of Marlborough, who became a mentally ill hermit after she began to develop paraffinoma from injections to her nose that migrated to the rest of her face.